I am no fan of Afghanistan but the relentless attacks from the BBC on the recent election have been staggering. The State Broadcaster has given the allegations from Abdullah Abdullah (Lack of parental creativity?) massive publicity and whilst I carry no candle for Karzai I believe that the BBC is doing everything it can do undermine any sense of progress in this distant land. The fact that there has been fraud and imperfection is not the real news but the BBC is determined to make it so. The meme is that everything we do in Afghanistan is doomed and this sustained campaign to take away any legitimacy from the results is all part of that in my view. Do you agree?

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